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by Inconceivable
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8386
Views: 915842
Australia

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome to the community Ade We'll need to know more specifics about your process and kit to help understand where you might be falling down on efficiency :think: Post specific questions and you'll be amazed to what ends the member will go to help & advise you Don't give on AG and BiaB though, once ...
by Inconceivable
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8386
Views: 915842
Australia

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

welcome ijoshea. look forward to hearing how you go

BiaB's been fantastic for me and I've never regretted switching from Extract to All Grain BiaB
by Inconceivable
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Adding extra yeast after lagering?
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Australia

Re: Adding extra yeast after lagering?

Hi guys, I`ve been very quiet over the summer, no time with a couple of 7 year olds on holiday. Anyway my small fridge has been busy with a lager for most of the summer, what a mistake. I ran out of beer. I`ll keep lager for winter from now on so I can turn out ale regularly. Anyway just a quick qu...
by Inconceivable
3 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8386
Views: 915842
Australia

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

@BMWFan I've got to agree with Scott your rig seems a bit ambitious and elaborate for your first Biab but good on you for taking on the challenge, hope it works out for you! My personal path in Biab has been adding more and more elaborate gadgets and processes as I've grown and learned and I think t...
by Inconceivable
3 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8386
Views: 915842
Australia

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hi all, I'm a mechanical engineer from Nottingham in England and found the site while googling, trying to work out my plans for my first batch. I've not brewed before, but am in the process of gathering equipment for some mini-BIAB action. Almost there now, so on the verge of buying my first bunch ...
by Inconceivable
3 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: My first brew ever - a mini-BIAB All Amarillo APA
Replies: 23
Views: 2275
Australia

Re: My first brew ever - a mini-BIAB All Amarillo APA

Hey Marko thanks for letting us know how it went. Quality photos as ever too, love your work. This site is littered with great advice but let me give you another targeted piece now: Do NOT drink your whole first batch too fast. If you can try to keep 1 or 2 bottles to drink a week over the coming fe...
by Inconceivable
3 months ago
Forum: Your Feedback
Topic: Writing guides
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Australia

Re: Writing guides

Hi Pat you won't be the first or last person to grapple with the challenges of trying to deliver a good UX/ UI (User Experience / User Interface) website. Big businesses spend big dollars on specialists trying to deliver UX/ UI. Many fail badly. Sorry I'm not trying to discourage you but plenty of p...
by Inconceivable
3 months ago
Forum: Your Feedback
Topic: Writing guides
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Australia

Re: Writing guides

Hey, there is previous history of guides: http://http://biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2223 and a pdf link in this thread, too. http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=1863&p=26334#p26334 What do we do to use what has been done and add what is new to make it better? Wait till after the n...
by Inconceivable
3 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First BIAB Batch
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Australia

Re: First BIAB Batch

Here are the pics from yesterday. Looking at the beers today it seems to have got darker. Not sure why, any suggestions? Yep mate don't take beer darkness in the fermenter seriously. Your yeast and time will change the beer a lot. You'll be amazed how what you siphon out will look a lot lighter. If...
by Inconceivable
3 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Familiarity breeds contempt
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Australia

Re: Familiarity breeds contempt

hilarious. Even when my brain is barely functioning I'm still managing to make note of the start of the boil AND set my smart phone stop watch so 30 x batches hasn't made me too familiar yet.

I liked your 'dump in a tonne of hops' plan
by Inconceivable
3 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: My first brew ever - a mini-BIAB All Amarillo APA
Replies: 23
Views: 2275
Australia

Re: My first brew ever - a mini-BIAB All Amarillo APA

Fantastic posts Marko; I loved your story and photos. I can tell you I started out with stove top brewing and sink and ice pack chilling just like you, and now I brew exclusively outdoors with two huge gas burners, 3 giant kettles, a fermentation fridge, a keezer, and I'm about to buy another second...
by Inconceivable
3 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Rolling with the punches on a double batch
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Australia

Rolling with the punches on a double batch

So on my second double batch day I'd attempted I was a bit disorganised and short of sleep after recovering from illness. Here are all the .. ahem.. challenges I confronted. 1 On the night before brew morning I was filling my kettles and was eyeing the sealed bags of grain from the LHBS. One should ...
by Inconceivable
3 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8386
Views: 915842
Australia

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hey Hoppiton welcome I think you've made the right decision coming to BiaB there's a certain satisfaction in mashing your own grains and becoming more of a real brewer. I have free and purchased brewing software and neglect them both in favour of the Biabacus tool available here which is excellent, ...
by Inconceivable
3 months ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Making sense of BYO recipes
Replies: 11
Views: 1165
Australia

Re: Making sense of BYO recipes

Hey there BYO replied; below is the email chain. I fear it will set Pat off ;) But it is insightful for us all. Dave at BYO seems like a nice guy but obviously is a bit RDWHAHB when it comes to recipe exactitude. He indicates their recipes are more for Extract and so their 5 gallons is VAW. They use...
by Inconceivable
3 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8386
Views: 915842
Australia

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome Hugo I started with extract and went to AG via BiaB after 3 x batches so I think that path is good I wrote a guide for beginners that is a short guide of all the things I learned and got valuable info from getting into homebrewing- PM me if interested and I can email it to you. I can't seem ...
by Inconceivable
3 months ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Making sense of BYO recipes
Replies: 11
Views: 1165
Australia

Re: Making sense of BYO recipes

For the BYO recipes, this becomes a much bigger problem. To me it also indicates a lack of understanding of how recipes work. Although they haven't defined what they mean by "65% efficiecny" I've looked at their numbers and they mean EIK (Efficiency into Kettle). That 65% that 65% EIK is extremely ...
by Inconceivable
3 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8386
Views: 915842
Australia

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

welcome mr erneu. look forward to hearing how you go. My first Biab batch was a bit of mess so suggest you write a checklist so you don't forget any ingredients or steps!

:luck:
by Inconceivable
3 months ago
Forum: Your Feedback
Topic: Writing guides
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Australia

Writing guides

In wonder if there's anywhere in the community you can write a guide e.g. in PDF and post it where other members may find it useful? I've written a fairly substantial guide about 'getting started in home brewing' a 12 x page PDF and I think it would help others make a start, but I dunno how to get i...
by Inconceivable
3 months ago
Forum: Your Feedback
Topic: The BIPs Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 2097
Australia

Re: The BIPs Thread

Hi Pat I have definitely gained great value out of the site over the years irrespective of the format/ interface. I've just bought some BIPS so hope that helps. Good luck on the elegant solution. Don't be discouraged by IT headaches; even us IT professionals often have big issues with major changes....
by Inconceivable
3 months ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Making sense of BYO recipes
Replies: 11
Views: 1165
Australia

Re: Making sense of BYO recipes

Thanks for the thoughtful answer Pat. I think in the absence of anything else I'll go with 18.27L VAW if I'm really determined to try one of their recipes It occurred to me BYO must be able to tell us more :interesting: so I've kept hunting I tracked out their 'recipe standardisation' information fo...
by Inconceivable
3 months ago
Forum: Your Feedback
Topic: The BIPs Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 2097
Australia

Re: The BIPs Thread

It could be the 11.9% KBS talking but I've just read the 'what's happening to biabrewer in 2017' thread and the BIPS thread and the bips web page http://biabrewer.info/bips.html and I was thinking to myself how can I financially contribute to the site to help these hard working, dedicated people out...
by Inconceivable
3 months ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Making sense of BYO recipes
Replies: 11
Views: 1165
Australia

Re: Making sense of BYO recipes

Hi Nick, Just for clarification for other readers... Use 21.82 L at the top of Section C for VAW when doing BCS recipes. However, that is not Nick's question. He's asking about recipes published in the BYO magazine. Nick, BYO "forcing" the recipe authors to use the defaults of "5 gallons" at flame-...
by Inconceivable
3 months ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Making sense of BYO recipes
Replies: 11
Views: 1165
Australia

Making sense of BYO recipes

Hi to all I've been trying to get to the bottom of the low integrity recipes on byo.com which has loads of impressive clone recipes I'd like to brew. I wanted to let the forum know my findings and see if anyone has any suggestions or revisions. So I want to brew these Fullers recipes here https://by...
by Inconceivable
1 year ago
Forum: Measurement, Mathematics and Records
Topic: Multiple Biabacus files to create your shopping list?
Replies: 17
Views: 2522
Australia

Oops forgot to mention that I appreciate Biabacus and think it's a great tool. I use it ahead of other brewing software including Beersmith so thanks to all involved
by Inconceivable
1 year ago
Forum: Measurement, Mathematics and Records
Topic: Multiple Biabacus files to create your shopping list?
Replies: 17
Views: 2522
Australia

Thanks for the feedback and history gents. I might refer the question to my finance types at work under the guise of real work haha.
I'd imagine since it's a known cell location in each workbook it'll be possible; but perhaps not with freeware
Will update if i crack the case

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